Government and IITs reach consensus on admission formula

The government and IITs resolved the issues on the entrance exam by reaching a compromise formula over organizing the common exam from 2013 academic year. According to the agreement, from 2013, class 12th marks will be used only as cut-off to screen students for eligibility for admission the IITs. Aspirants will have be in the top 20 percentile of their respective boards to be eligible. The IIT merit list will be decided by JEE Advanced. JEE Advanced will be organized on a separate date from JEE Main and only IITs will conduct and manage this test. Joint Admission Board and Joint Implementation Committee on JEE Advanced will coordinate with organizing body for JEE Main.

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